Career and Technical Education in SBISD

The goal of SBISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is to provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers. #SBISDFutureReady

CTE Program Options

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (ANFR)

Architecture and Construction

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communication

Business, Finance and Marketing

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology

Manufacturing

STEM

Human Services

Education and Training

Education and Training

Health Science

Health Care Professional

Pharmacy Technician

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

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ACADEMY OF FINANCE & ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

The Academy of Finance & Academy of Hospitality & Tourism has seen tremendous growth over the last several years.

These Academies bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. The unique curriculum of core courses supplement student’s regular course load and offer an opportunity to work as an intern. Students have opportunities throughout the year to hear industry leaders and discuss career options, all while receiving specialized education.

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) program began in 1995 and the Academy of Finance (AOF) program began in 2000. Today, there are more than 250 students enrolled at Northbrook, Spring Woods, Stratford and Memorial High Schools and students in grade levels 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to participate.

Information on the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

AOHT is a practicum partnered with the Omni Houston Hotel Westside whereby interns are mentored and cross-trained through several departments of the hotel engaging in real-life experiences.

Training rotations may include front desk, concierge, restaurant, kitchen, room service, banquets, accounting, human resources, sales and catering, engineering, and housekeeping.

Interns network with management while gaining job skills, enhancing soft skills and developing problem-solving skills critical to career success.

The curriculum provides a balanced look at the hospitality and tourism industry and as one of the world’s largest industries, hospitality and tourism offers a wide variety of career choices.

Study trips to attractions and hotels throughout Houston are a part of the practicum with the opportunity to travel to New York City.

Training hours can be applied toward the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management program.

Transportation to the Omni Hotel is provided by SBISD.

AOHT is offered through The Guthrie Center for grades 10, 11, and 12.

Requirements for the Academy of Finance

A high school program for students interested in Business and Finance!

AOF requires 4 credits in Business courses plus a 160-hour internship in a business/finance related job.  Students have the opportunity to travel to New York City as seniors.  The online application is available at the beginning of the school year. 

Required Business/Finance Courses

  • Business Information Management I (BIM I) (1 Credit)
  • Accounting I (1 Credit)
  • Financial Math (1 Credit)

 Plus one credit of Business/Finance course(s) of the student’s choice

  • Banking and Financial Services (.5 Credit) + Global Business (.5 Credit)
  • Business Law (1 Credit)
  • Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance (1 Credit)
  • Accounting II (1 Credit)

Intership Partners


Please contact David Sablatura for information on CTE Programming in SBISD.

It is the policy of Spring Branch ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.